Lot 75 - Hannah Ludnow - Seascape Series (2)
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
The coastline of Cornwall is usually Hannah Ludnow’s starting point, a place etched into the artist’s memory having grown up near Falmouth Cornwall before moving to London to study art at University. Inspired by the amazing light, wide ever changing skies and beautiful dramatic coastlines, Hannah has always greatly admired the Cornish abstract expressionists Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Ben Nicholson, whose work draws directly from experiences of nature’s tempestuous or calm. Recently the artist has found herself looking at the work of Turner, influenced by his astute use of light. Hannahis inspired by the patterns nature creates: the force of the elements against the landscape, and the erosion against rock, sands, and man made objects as art form in itself.
Hannah’s work is very rarely an actual place, instead she starts with remembering a moment, and how that moment felt. Ludnow hopes to build an atmosphere in a painting, to draw you in, to imagine yourself there stood on a cliff, a beach or behind the dunes, exposed to the elements and the unpredictability of nature. the artist strives to capture a recollection of somewhere the viewer knows or remembers wherever in the world this may be. Her paintings are primarily about the light and the feelings a place can evoke in the viewer, the emotions that a memory of a place and time can stir within. A memory of thoughts and feelings within a landscape, often a special and private moment, where the vastness and beauty of the landscape around you brings a sense of perspective, clarity and calm .
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